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Castrol India launches Fourth Edition of Super Mechanic Contest

This year’s edition, conducted in partnership with the TV9 network, will cover over 100,000 mechanics across India through learning programs and live masterclasses

From site to site: The new MK 73-3.1 from Liebherr in action

Compact dimensions make the mobile construction crane the perfect choice for projects in densely built-up areas

Eicher establishes new standard in inter-city luxury bus travel

Optimal blend of a high-performance driveline and aerodynamics with futuristic body design for luxurious aesthetics and passenger comfort

Daimler VP: We expect heavy truck market to grow by 60% in 2021

Rajaram Krishnamurthy, VP — Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles on key growth drivers of tippers and dump trucks.

Saraswat of Ashok Leyland: Tipper market will grow over next few years

Sanjay Saraswat, Head – MHCV, Ashok Leyland, on how the market is progressing for tipper trucks and dump trucks.

LetsTransport plans to augment fleet with 1,000 electric vehicles to drive sustainable growth

In a bid to drive sustainable growth of intra-city and last mile logistics, LetsTransport, one of India’s fastest growing tech logistics companies, will augment its electric vehicle (EV) fleet on its platform to 1,000 by June 2022.

Tata Motors, TATA Power sign PPA to commission 3 MWp solar rooftop project

Reiterating its commitment to conserve energy and achieve 100% renewable energy source for all its operations, Tata Motors has signed a Solar Power Purchase Agreement with Tata Power to install and operate a 3 MWp rooftop solar project at its Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU) plant in Pune.

Nitin Gadkari bats for sleep detection sensors for commercial vehicles

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has asked officials to work on a policy for having sleep detection sensors of European standards in commercial vehicles.

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd (VECV) has launched six heavy-duty trucks under the FM and FMX range in India.

Tata Motors to increase prices of commercial vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, will increase the price of its commercial vehicle range in effect from October 1, 2021. The effective price hike, in the range of 2 per cent, will be implemented based on the model and the variant of the vehicle.

Hexagon, Volvo CE to collaborate on autonomous safety systems

Hexagon’s Mining division has announced an agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment to provide autonomous safety systems for the mining industry.

Volvo CE announces first North American Electric Machines’ pilot results

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced today the results of a pilot project testing the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader in North America.

Unlocking the mining potential

The future of the Indian mining equipment market looks good with opportunities in underground mining and surface mining.

Keeping up with industry trends

Despite slowdown in the automotive industry, all the leading manufacturers of tippers and trucks have transitioned to BS-VI emission standards.

We expect heavy truck market in India to grow by 60% in 2021

A healthy mix of construction activities, especially affordable housing and de-regulation of the mining sector with proactive private participation are reviving demand for the tippers segment.

Reducing friction

The global industrial lubricants market size is projected to reach $ 73.3 billion by 2024, from $ 62.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent.

Shell Lubricants India appoints Debanjali Sengupta as new Country Head

Shell India has appointed Debanjali Sengupta as Country Head of Shell Lubricants India, starting August 1, 2021. She succeeds Mr. Raman Ojha, who has moved on to take over as Vice President - Global Head (Construction & Roads).

Schaeffler wins Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021

Schaeffler, the world’s leading automotive and industrial supplier, has received the Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021 in the “Climate Change and Circular Economy” category for its 100 percent return service for axlebox bearings.

Nigraani solution helps Vaishnavi Logistic gain 15% efficiency

Vaishnavi Logistics Solutions (VLSPL) transformed business model from contracted amount per trip to per km-based incentive with complete accountability of diesel cost.

BKT inaugurates its new production plant in Waluj

The pandemic has not stopped the new BKT project, which was realized in complete safety with a total investment of $ 56 million.

Ramesh Palagiri of Wirtgen: We are a market leader in surface mining

Ramesh Palagiri, MD & CEO, Wirtgen India, speaks on the revival in the mining market after the Covid-impact.

LetsTransport plans to augment fleet with 1,000 electric vehicles to drive sustainable growth

Having already commenced EV-led operations in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai, LetsTransport will introduce EVs to its fleet in Chennai, Pune and Kolkata.

Tata Motors to increase prices of its commercial vehicles

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, will increase the price of its commercial vehicle range in effect from October 1, 2021.

Schaeffler wins Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021

• Schaeffler wins in “Climate Change and Circular Economy” category with its 100 percent return service for axlebox bearings

Volvo Trucks India launches next generation trucks

6 new trucks from FM & FMX heavy-duty range come loaded with features to boost productivity, improve safety and enhance driver comfort

Tata Motors, TATA Power sign PPA to commission 3 MWp solar rooftop project

This project will help reduce carbon emissions by around 3538 tonnes per annum

Shell Lubricants India appoints Debanjali Sengupta as new Country Head

Shell India has appointed Ms. Debanjali Sengupta as Country Head of Shell Lubricants India, starting 1st August 2021. She succeeds Mr. Raman Ojha, who has moved on to take over as Vice President - Global Head (Construction & Roads).

Schaeffler shows sustainable mobility

Schaeffler demonstrates at the IAA Mobility (Hall B3, A80) how sustainable mobility can be designed

Manitowoc to showcase new product strength at The Utility Expo

Manitowoc will display three of its strongest new offerings for the utilities market at The Utility Expo this year: the National Crane NBT60XL boom truck; the NBT45-2, a compact 45-tonne model from its new NBT40-2 Series; and the Grove GHC110 telescoping crawler crane that just launched in July.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Al Faris was contracted to transport and install 30 huge at a Solar Park site. For the journey from Jebel Ali Port (UAE) to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the experienced logistics and heavy haul company once again placed its trust in its tried-and-tested Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modules.

Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, launched an all-new variant of its most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV), the Ace Gold Petrol CX starting from Rs 3.99 lakh

Tata Motors, CSC join hands to widen reach in rural India

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Common Service Centre Scheme (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited, in a collaborative effort to bring Tata Motors commercial vehicles to rural customers, across India.

Hamm | HC series: Advanced engine technology for earthworks

Since August 2021, Hamm has supplied new compactor models from the HC series to the Indian market. The machines, weighing 11t, are available with or without a drum drive.

How automation is changing construction industry

The construction sector is huge, but famously stubborn in its adoption of new technology. That is changing as advances in construction automation continue apace… including the development of construction robotics solutions.

Covid-19 has expedited the transition from manual processes to automated systems”

The demands on controllers and sensors used in construction machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, port facilities and cranes are extremely high. Units and machines are permanently exposed to harsh environments like heat, cold, moisture, mud, dust, shocks and vibrations and often even thunder and lightning.

Amit Banerjee takes charge as CMD of BEML

Banerjee is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi. He joined as Asst Engineer and has a vast experience of over 37 years in R&D and manufacturing functions.

Manitowoc to showcase new product strength at The Utility Expo

Two new National Crane models — the NBT60XL and the NBT45-2 — will anchor the Manitowoc booth in Louisville, Kentucky.

Safe and punctual delivery using a Goldhofer THP/SL

Heavy, ultra-long overflow tanks transported to the world’s largest single sited solar park by Al Faris

Tata Motors, CSC join hands to widen reach in rural India

Ministry of Electronics and IT’s wide network will enable ease in buying of commercial vehicles, under Digital India programme

Sanjay Koul of CMD, Timken: Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India, speaks on the latest trends in bearings for construction equipment (CE) applications, and emerging technology trends.

Manitowoc to showcase latest Grove mobile cranes at GIS

Between October 7 and 9, Manitowoc will bring the latest additions to the Grove mobile crane range to booth F8-H5 at the GIS exhibition in Piacenza, Italy.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

In a landmark moment, Volvo Trucks India has delivered the 1000th truck to one of its long-term valued customers, Mahalaxmi Group.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) delivered 50, 24-seater Eicher CNG AC Buses to Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). These buses were flagged off by Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil in Mahatma Phule Mandai, Pune.

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

JCB India launched its all-new range of CEV Stage IV compliant wheeled construction equipment vehicles. The launch of these machines makes JCB India the first company in the industry to have brought in the CEV Stage IV emission standards across its range of wheeled machines.

Underground mining readies for IIoT revolution

With new innovative technology, companies are taking take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level.

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information.

Tata Motors Construck: Carry More! Earn More!!

The surface movement of raw materials is undergoing a transformation. The need for bulk transport is on the rise on the back of renewed focus on construction, infra, power, cement and steel sectors.

Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

The Ace Gold Petrol CX will aim to reinforce its position as the most preferred mini-truck for budding entrepreneurs

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

Bus service flagged off by former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil

Manitowoc to showcase latest Grove mobile cranes at GIS

Manitowoc will be showcasing the latest Grove mobile crane innovations at the eighth edition of the Italian lifting show GIS, taking place October 7-9 in Piacenza, Italy.

New Ammann wheeled paver on the market

Ammann has unveiled a paver that relies on European technology and is well suited to customers who focus on larger road projects.

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

All newly launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 onwards.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai and Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.

CEAT, Tata Power partner to install captive solar power plant at Solapur

CEAT’s Bhandup plants' power dependability on non-renewable resources will be reduced by 50%

Tata Motors partners with J&K Bank to bring attractive financing options for its customers

The partnership will enable easy commercial vehicle financing at competitive interest rates and extended loan tenure

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

Commemorating 16 strong years of the Tata Ace, the most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV) of the country, Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of the new ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

The recent MHE market demand is on the uptrend”

Pre-Covid Indian MHE market has shown double digit CAGR since 2014. In-spite of Covid-19 pandemic and business being at standstill for almost four months in 2020, we saw a fast-paced recovery since August 2020, and witnessed the highest ever MHE market in March 2021 and in Q1 2021 which was fuelled by growth in economic activities.

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information

Tata Signa 1918.K with Fuel Intelligent 5L Turbotronn engine

Tata Motors Construck MCV tippers have always been the preferred choice for customers with the wide range of product options that ensure sustained profitability for the business

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Trimble helps remove 7 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually

Global construction technology leader Trimble released its 2020 Sustainability Report recently.

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings in the CE market

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India Limited

Tata Motors bags order of 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil

The buses will be used to evaluate the potential of developing hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India

Video Roundtable: Emerging trends in warehousing & importance of MHE

Industrial Products Finder (IPF) and Equipment India (EI), along with Kelley Material Handling Equipment India as the Associate Partner, hosted a video roundtable – titled “Emerging trends in warehousing and importance of MHE”.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Trimble helps remove 7 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually

According to the report’s findings, Trimble’s solutions contribute to fuel savings around the world that are equivalent to an estimated reduction of 7 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

To celebrate this feat, Tata Motors has organised roadshows, wherein Tata Aces will travel across 10 states in the country. Patrons will also be able to test drive the vehicle to gain a first-hand experience of its comfort and drivability.

BEML records highest ever turnover

Defence public sector undertaking, BEML recorded its highest ever turnover of Rs 3,557 crore for the FY 2020-21 against the previous year turnover of Rs 3,029 crore, a growth of 17%.

Liebherr fast-erecting crane on the island of Mainau

Liebherr’s sales and rental partner had an ABB operating range limiting system installed in the crane specifically for this purpose.

Tata Motors bags order of 115 ambulances from Gujarat govt

Tata Motors won the bid for the order under the Government e-Marketplace, and the vehicles are designed for patient transport as per AIS 125 Part 1. Tata Motors will phase-wise supply the remaining 90 ambulance shells, as per the contract.

VECV launches Eicher Skyline Ambulance

Ambulance range aligned to ongoing efforts to modernize medical infrastructure

DICV opens virtual reality centre

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced the opening of a Virtual Reality Centre (VRC), a benchmark-setting innovation for the Indian CV industry.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML Limited, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot

Caterpillar Inc. announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

Kenworth all new medium-duty lineup

Kenworth hit a record 11.7 per cent retail sales market share last year for medium-duty vehicles in the US and Canada. That number could grow quickly from events that began five years ago when Kenworth started the process of redesigning its Class 5-7 vehicle lineup.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Tata Motors ‘Construck’ Range Of Mining Tippers

The mining sector is the backbone of the country’s growing economy, by providing valuable raw materials required by all major Industries. Sectors like power generation depend on continuous feeding of large amounts of coal for thermal power plants. With Industrial output and infrastructure on the rise, the need for iron ore, limestone, stone and other minerals/ores are growing as well. Growth in irrigation projects involving building of dams, tunnels, culverts, canals as well propel the demand.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Specialist Trailer Hire delivers first STEPSTAR trailer from Goldhofer

STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle STEPSTAR to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant

VECV launches Covid support package for dealer network and customers

VE Commercial Vehicle has announced a comprehensive package to support Eicher truck and bus customers, dealers, and dealer employees as they continue to operate in this difficult time.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical minefield marking equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

New Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) significantly reduces time and costs required for CV testing and development

Numaligarh Refinery to use Honeywell tech to produce cleaner-burning diesel

Honeywell announced Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a public sector undertaking under the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, will use UOP technology to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel in compliance with India’s BS-VI emission standards and increase crude oil conversion.

NHAI to make network survey vehicle use mandatory for road condition survey

In line with its commitment to provide better roads to commuters, NHAI has decided to deploy Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) to enhance quality of the national highways.

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

New Liebherr R 928 G8 crawler excavator

The R 928 G8 crawler excavator is a completely new model, developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar.

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Fuel tracking solution’s penetration is less than 1% of the overall commercial fleet size

Nigraani provides IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to commercial fleet operators to help them track their diesel consumption with 99 per cent accuracy and fleet operation metrics. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model helps avoid any overhead of setting up an IT team to manage hardware/software.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

B&R introduces high-end PC for mobile machinery

Tractors and implements can optimise harvesting efficiency, for example, by exchanging information such as speed and load capacity.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, is privileged to have had the opportunity to support the Italian Red Cross with an urgent compressed air requirement.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.